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Visit the historic 1752 home of William and Elizabeth Covenhoven, which was used as a makeshift headquarters by British General Sir Henry Clinton and his officers in the days before the Battle of Monmouth. Discover the choices that were available to the Revolutionary-era residents of Freehold as the British came through on their way to Sandy Hook. 

Covenhoven House is open to the public Fridays from 1-4. Call-ahead appointments are available as well - email here to schedule a visit. Contact us if you would like to be a guide for this beautiful historic house museum! 

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Edward Taylor:

Through the Lens of a 19th-Century Photographer

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Edward Taylor was a well-known figure throughout Middletown Village, though his photographs suggest that he especially cherished intimate gatherings of close-knit family and friends. His subjects also included landmarks near and dear to his heart: churches that hosted family milestones, aging homes of generations past, and the rural landscape of 19th-century Middletown Village. Handheld cameras like the Kodak, introduced in 1888, allowed photographers like Edward to balance technical skill with artistic expression. This is evident through his work, which often reveals Edward's creative flare and whimsical sense of humor.

Taylor-Butler House, 127 Kings Hwy, Middletown

Open Fri-Sun from 1-4. Please ask the guide at Marlpit Hall (small house next door) for access to the exhibit. 

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